Join us for an information webinar on premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in support of Scotland’s Women’s Health Plan.

The ALLIANCE and the Scottish Government are pleased to be hosting a virtual webinar to provide information about Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and advice on how people can best manage symptoms.

To register please click the link to complete the short booking form:

Changes in your body’s hormone levels before your period can cause physical and emotional changes. This is often known as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). There are many possible symptoms of PMS, but typical symptoms can include mood swings, feeling down, anxious or irritable, headaches, breast tenderness and tiredness. PMS doesn’t affect all people who have periods, but some people can experience very severe symptoms that can affect their everyday life. A more severe form of PMS is known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). For more information see NHS Inform. You may also find this short information video helpful.

This session will provide a space for people to learn about why PMS happens, about common symptoms and how to manage them. It will provide people with practical advice on how to be aware of PMS in their own life, and how to talk about their experiences and self manage emotional symptoms.

We are pleased to be joined by expert speakers to cover the topic:

  • Dr Ellie Golightly, NHS Lothian
  • Gillian Meens, Project Manager, Mental Health Foundation

The session will feature short presentations, and a Q&A.

Please note that panellists can’t give any individual medical advice, but if you wish to put a question to Dr Golightly on PMS then please email us by 6th December at We may not be able to include all questions on the day.

This session is for anyone that wishes to learn more about PMS, including those that have experience it and those that do not. Health professionals are also welcome to join, although discussion will not focus on diagnosis or managing the condition from a professional perspective.

To register please click the link to complete the short booking form

We will also be joined by graphic facilitator, Clare Mills from Listen. Think. Draw.

This session will be supported by a BSL/English interpreter. Should you require other accessibility support please email us at

This session is being hosted in support of the Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Plan.

The ALLIANCE is working closely with the Scottish Government to support the Women’s Health Plan and ensure lived experience involvement. To sign up to our mailing list to stay up-to-date with this work email

The ALLIANCE will be using Zoom webinar for this event. This means who will not be seen by the hosts or other audience members. The event is not designed to elicit personal information from participants, however, should you register to attend you must be aware that transfers personal data to the USA and that any personal data you choose to share will be transferred to a country that does not provide adequate protection and that no adequate safeguards aimed at providing protection for the data are being implemented.

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